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Willmar swimmers secure CLC win

Brogren, Welsh win twice against Fergus Falls

Led by double winners Ava Brogren and Avery Welsh, Willmar picked up a 97-81 Central Lakes Conference dual win against Fergus Falls at Willmar High School.

“Nice win for the girls,” said Cardinals head coach Carl Shuldes. “They’ve been working hard and showing a lot of improvement.”

Brogren got her first win in the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 20.61 seconds while teammate Grace Vierhuf was the runner-up in 2:39.36. Then in the 100 breaststroke, Brogren won again in 1:11.06.

In the 50 freestyle, Welsh took first in 27.00 while also taking top honors in the 100 freestyle at 58.73.

Kiana Gallinger (200 freestyle; 2:09.54) and Sophie Smith (diving; 160.45 points) also won while Cate Brogren (500 freestyle; 5:54.29) got her first varsity win for the Cardinals.

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200 MEDLEY RELAY – (1) Fergus Falls 2:05.73 (2) Willmar (Natalie Arends, Adia Laidlaw, Aubrey Schueler, Ana Hernandez) 2:08.11
200 FREESTYLE – (1) Kiana Gallinger, W, 2:09.54 (3) Shelby Reed 2:16.22 (5) Cate Brogren, W, 2:17.29
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – (1) Ava Brogren, W, 2:20.61 (2) Grace Vierhuf, W, 2:39.36 (4) Schueler, W, 2:41.63
50 FREESTYLE – (1) Avery Welsh, W, 27.00 (2) Edyn Saulsbury, W, 27.24 (3) Allie Evink, W, 27.98 (5) Laidlaw 28.35
DIVING – (1) Sophie Smith, W, 160.45 (3) Emily Hunt, W, 150.05 (4) Kim Joneson, W, 145.30
100 BUTTERFLY – (1) Emilie Carlson, FF, 1:06.00 (2) Gallinger, W, 1:08.41 (3) Schueler, W, 1:10.78 (5) Vierhuf, W, 1:14.64
100 FREESTYLE – (1) Welsh, W, 58.73 (2) Saulsbury, W, 1:00.37 (3) Evink, W, 1:01.63 (5) Hernandez, W, 1:04.04
500 FREESTYLE – (1) C. Brogren, W, 5:54.29 (2) Reed, W, 6:13.96 (3) Amelia Tauber, W, 6:52.64
200 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Willmar (A. Brogren, Saulsbury, Welsh, Evink) 1:47.74
100 BACKSTROKE – (1) Aisling Cox, FF, 1:10.14 (3) Arends, W, 1:12.81 (5) Sofia Lynum, W, 1:16.83
100 BREASTSTROKE – (1) A. Brogren, W, 1:11.06 (3) Laidlaw, W, 1:21.97

400 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Willmar (Saulsbury, Evink, Welsh, A. Brogren) 4:01.24

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